Coffee industry stakeholders have argued that the measure should not apply to coffee, noting that acrylamide, the substance that subjects it to the ban, is a byproduct of roasting, not an ingredient, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The Louisiana Department of Health says the state is experiencing a hepatitis C "public health crisis"—and last week proposed a subscription-based payment model for hepatitis C drugs to increase medication access for its Medicaid and prison populations.
Hospitals are 'energy hogs,' Kaiser Health News reports, and the cost of all of that electricity can add millions of dollars to their annual expenses. Here's how three progressive organizations cut their energy costs by eliminating unnecessary space, becoming more energy-efficient, and embracing alternative energy sources.
Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list, which was topped this year by President Trump, also recognizes dozens of hospital and health system executives, industry leaders, and more.
FDA says it has "permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application … that can be used as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy," but women's health experts are raising concerns about whether the app is an effective form of contraception.
A growing number of young nurses are planning to pursue advanced degrees—a trend that could help address the nation's shortage of primary care providers but could also result in fewer nurses at patients' bedsides, Alex Kacik reports for Modern Healthcare.